Latest block number in Bitcoin

–1 vote

Could you please let me know how can I get the latest block number in bitcoin network. Kindly share the code if you have. Thanks in advance :)

Jan 7 in Blockchain by digger
• 26,550 points
45 views

1 answer to this question.

0 votes

You can get the current block number of bitcoin in two ways. 

First Way:

you will need to install the complete bitcoin-core and its data(around 223GB) on your machine and you need to run that bitcoin-core software 24*7 so that it will update the data on your machine and will give you the current block height and its information.

You can download the full bitcoin-core through this link:

https://bitcoincore.org/en/download/

Once you download the bitcoin-core, go through the certain command which will help you develop and monitor bitcoin network.

You can find the commands here:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Running_Bitcoin#Command-line_arguments

Second Way:

You can directly scrap the data from the bitcoin explorer which gives us the up-to-date information of bitcoin-core networks such as all the transaction and its metadata. 

some of the bitcoin explorers are:

1.https://www.blockchain.com/explorer

2.https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC

To know about data scraping, go through the link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_scraping\

answered Jan 7 by Omkar
• 67,660 points

Related Questions In Blockchain

+1 vote
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

How to get current block number in parity?

You can get the latest block number ...READ MORE

answered Jun 8, 2018 in Blockchain by Christine
• 15,790 points
229 views
0 votes
1 answer

How to get the number of tokens in the Bitcoin network?

This information can easily be calculated by ...READ MORE

answered Aug 31, 2018 in Blockchain by Christine
• 15,790 points
36 views
+4 votes
2 answers

How do I create a new block in Hyperledger Fabric?

This link might help you: https://github.com/hyperledger/fabric-sample ...READ MORE

answered Oct 11, 2018 in Blockchain by Sahu
516 views
0 votes
1 answer

Protocols used in a distributed/dlt system for the nodes to establish communication

yes all are over TCP/IP connections secured by TLS encryption in hashgraph architecture-hashgraph, ...READ MORE

answered Aug 6, 2018 in Blockchain by ariaholic
• 7,340 points
90 views
0 votes
1 answer

Truffle tests not running after truffle init

This was a bug. They've fixed it. ...READ MORE

answered Sep 11, 2018 in Blockchain by Christine
• 15,790 points
169 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

In hyperledger, how many number of ordering node can take up a transaction?

There are two types to implement ordering: 1. ...READ MORE

answered Jun 25, 2018 in Blockchain by Omkar
• 67,660 points

edited Jun 28, 2018 by Omkar 267 views
0 votes
1 answer

How to reintialize genesis block in geth ethereum?

You are getting this error because you ...READ MORE

answered Dec 5, 2018 in Blockchain by Omkar
• 67,660 points
540 views